Argosy launches new product areas and supports the IP transition at BVE 2015

Argosy launches new product areas and supports the IP transition at BVE 2015
January 22, 2015 carolineshawley

[22 January 2015]

Argosy, a leading international supplier of cables and infrastructure products for the broadcast and media industry, is exhibiting at BVE 2015 (24 – 26 February, Excel London), where it will demonstrate its growing capabilities as the industry moves towards a more IP-centric future. In particular, it will show a new product line recently added to the Argosy portfolio.

ATEN has recently signed a partnership agreement by which Argosy becomes the global distributor for the company’s products in the broadcast industry. ATEN is a leading provider of IT connectivity products, notably KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switchers and extenders. At BVE 2015 Argosy will show how operational areas can be simplified through the use of ATEN products, allowing a single keyboard, mouse and screen to control a large number of computers and computer-controlled applications.

The ATEN range includes drawer-mounted keyboard and screen devices suitable for use in standard 19” racks. The company also manufactures a range of conversion products, which extend Argosy’s ability to deliver complete infrastructure platforms.

Argosy will also be demonstrating the breadth of its capabilities in cables, connectors and hardware. With the move away from bespoke video and audio interconnections towards standard IT networking, there will be an emphasis on the ease of implementing networks using Cat 5 and Cat 6 fibre and copper cables.

“With the industry in transition from traditional broadcast hardware to IT platforms and IP connectivity, it is easy for broadcast engineers to overlook the basics,” said Chris Smeeton, director at Argosy. “We do the research into cables and connectors so our customers do not have to. In fibre, for instance, we have commissioned rugged and flexible cables; we can demonstrate how simple it is to make field repairs to fibre installations, and we have invested heavily in fibre termination technology at our head office.

“BVE is a great opportunity for engineers to take the time to talk about their future requirements,” Smeeton added. “We very much look forward to spending time with our UK customers, showing the latest capabilities we have identified and showing how we can support them in this time of transition.”

Argosy can be found at stand P50 at BVE 2015, Excel London, 24 – 26 February.